News tagged ‘design’
According to the latest report from the WSJ, Apple won’t completely change the design of the iPhone in 2016. The reporters believe that the company will improve water resistance and make the handset thinner and lighter. Moreover, it is very unlikely that the next-generation iPhone will get a headphone jack. As to the size, both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will resemble the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus. The report cites KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who earlier this year said that the new iPhone may become 1mm thinner and made other predictions concerning the device.
According to the latest report from Macotakara, Apple plans to ship the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with standard 3.5mm headphones and a Lightning adapter. Recent rumors suggest that the company will ditch the headphone jack to reduce thickness and weight of the devices and make the headphones compatible with the Lighting port of the handsets.
Apple has begun pulling the 2012 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro models from the shelves of Apple Stores in the United States. While the laptops are still available for purchase, they are no longer showcased to customers. They can’t take a closer look at the older devices and test them with their own hands. This may mean that Apple is preparing the ground for the rumored 13-inch MacBook Pro model with an OLED touch panel instead of function keys.
In addition to sharing a photo of the purported dual SIM card tray for the next-generation iPhone, Rock Fix has also posted several other images showing a dual lens camera module, headphone jack, and 256GB storage for the device. While the images seem to be legitimate, I don’t think we can believe them straight away.
Below you can take a look at the photos of the aforementioned leaked parts shared via Weibo.
It is Sunday today, which means it's high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS announced during the keynote of the event. There are also several posts that tell us about the next-generation iPhone and Apple Watch and their possible specs.
Apple has posted a full video of the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote that took place on Monday to YouTube.
During the event, the tech giant announced new versions of its operating systems, namely, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Each and every version contains a number of new features, performance and design enhancements as well as stronger data encryption to protect the data users store on their devices.
Right after the WWDC keynote, Apple released first betas of the aforementioned operating systems to developers for testing and promised that public beta testing program will start in July. As to the release for end users, it may take place in the fall.
You can watch the full WWDC 2016 keynote below.
Aside from refreshed versions of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS, Apple has announced its new universal file system (APFS) for Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Macs and Apple TVs. According to the company, this file system is optimized specifically for flash and SSD storage and utilizes strong encryption algorithms to store data securely no matter what device you have.
Apple has just announced iOS 10 with a number of new advanced features and improvements to notification center, lock screen, QuickType keyboard, Photos app, Maps and other sections of the operating system.
Last week, a sketchy report from Mac Otakara reporters suggested that Apple may be planning to release a new Deep Blue iPhone model instead of the rather old Space Gray colorway. Even though the rumor is far from being trustworthy as it comes from unidentified sources, today a new concept surfaced on the Internet giving us a closer look at possible design and new color of the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The concept was created by a well-known designer Martin Hajek and it looks absolutely fantastic.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the long-awaited Worldwide Developers Conference, where Apple is expected to unveil new versions of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS and show updates for iTunes, Apple Pay as well as a number of other interesting things. Apart from that, there are several posts about the upcoming iPhone 7 and the revamped 13-inch MacBook Pro and the specs of these devices.
Following the beautiful concepts of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Martin Hajek has released a new 13-inch MacBook Pro concept featuring the rumored OLED panel instead of the function keys. Apart from that, the renderings reveal a couple of USB-C ports and a design similar to the design of the 12-inch MacBook. These things prove that the designer is aware of the latest rumors that deal with the laptop and that he find these rumors legitimate and trustworthy.
Below you can take a look at the images showing the 13-inch MacBook Pro concept.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Intel will supply Apple with LTE modems for some iPhone models. Qualcomm will remain the main manufacturer of chips for iPhones sold on Verizon and in China, but Intel’s modems will be added to the handsets on the AT&T network and on some other markets outside the United States.
LG may become the dual camera supplier for the upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus (or Pro), Business Korea reporters claim. The mass-shipments of the new camera module will reportedly start later this month as the updated handset should be officially unveiled early this fall. The report is based on rumors shared by supply chain sources familiar with the plans of both companies. These sources add that in 2016, LG will be the only supplier, but things may change next year as Apple is looking forward to diversifying its supply chain.
During the 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote next Monday, Apple is expected to unveil a major iTunes redesign, sources claim. As noted by the Digital Music News reporters, the application will become much simpler in terms of UI, moreover, the company will improve its stability and performance.
A well-know designer Martin Hajek has recently created two new concepts. These concepts show us how the future iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may look like and are based on the rumors that surfaced on the Internet in 2015 and earlier this year. Apart from the handsets, the renderings below reveal possible designs of cases for the upcoming devices.